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Reportage: LEI's future in the balance
Insurance AgeNovember 1, 2011

... even when some of Jackson's proposals pass into law, forward-thinking companies will continue to thrive. Andrew Parker, head of strategic litigation at Beachcroft, says: “There has been so much focus on personal injury claims with ATE that this ...more »

Phila. would lose, Chesco would gain in redistricting plan | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 1, 2011

HARRISBURG - Philadelphia would lose a state House seat while Chester County would gain one under a plan tentatively approved Monday by a legislative commission charged with redrawing the state's House and Senate districts. ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Meeting on Mullin dismissal at issue
The Detroit NewsNovember 2, 2011

Tuesday, Wayne County Auditor General Willie Mayo agreed to audit county vendors and payroll going back two years. He'll also see how Mullin's severance was allowed, said Commissioner Ilona Varga, D-Lincoln Park. Commissioners also want to know if ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Alabama lawyer's art being auctioned by IRS
WRCB-TVNovember 1, 2011

(AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says nearly 250 paintings and photographs that once belonged to Birmingham attorney Russell J. "Jack" Drake will be auctioned off Nov. 16 in Birmingham. The IRS says the artwork by Kerry James Marshall, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Canada Consults On Income And Sales Tax Changes
Tax-news.comNovember 3, 2011

The Department of Finance released for public comment the plans to introduce a number of technical changes to the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Amendments Act, 2000, the Income Tax Regulations, and the Excise Tax Act. The government's proposals are ...more »

Property Taxes
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John McKeon, Democratic incumbent
Dailyrecord.comNovember 2, 2011

I worked successfully with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to improve our property tax cap law. In 2007, I sponsored a law that capped local property tax increases at 4% with certain exceptions. That law reduced average local tax increases from ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Voters weigh education sales tax with SPLOST
WXIA-TVNovember 1, 2011

School officials plan to use 50 percent of SPLOST dollars to fund technology upgrades. In Cherokee County, ESPLOST IV is expected to generate $155 million within the five years. The sales tax revenue would be used to replace Teasley and Dean Rusk ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Huge tax break for millionaires under Perry's plan, study shows
CBS NewsNovember 1, 2011

Materials released and statements made by the Perry campaign suggest the GOP candidate would let the tax cuts expire, according to the group. The group also assumed that, given the choice between the current tax law and Perry's 20 percent "flat tax," ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Ex-general, wife post bail over tax charges; hold order eyed
BusinessWorld Online EditionNovember 2, 2011

A FORMER military official and his wife slapped with tax evasion charges yesterday posted bail at the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), even as they face a possible hold departure order. Former Maj. Gen. Jacinto C. Ligot and wife, Erlinda Yambao Ligot, ...more »

International Taxation
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NRF CEO calls on Congress to address sales tax fairness; New campaign launches
National Retail Federation (press release) (blog)November 7, 2011

With efforts in Congress to level the playing field on sales taxes coming at the same time lawmakers are seeking equity throughout US tax law, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay ...more »

Tax Planning
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Why Your Tax Bill Might Surge Next Year
Fox BusinessNovember 7, 2011

These clients are your average American family and their situation is a good example of the law changes that will affect all of us. Here's their tax situation with a table summarizing the expiring tax laws that are scheduled to occur in 2011 and 2012. ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Successful
JD Supra (press release)November 2, 2011

Its report said that IRS' smooth administration of the offshore voluntary disclosure initiative “increased taxpayer compliance.” These sentiments were echoed by Shulman when he said, “We are clearly bringing people back into the US tax system – and we ...more »

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